The Acid Gallery

Screen Shot 2014-06-15 at 9.17.11 PMFrom: England

The Acid Gallery were a band that wrote pop-psych tunes in the 1960’s. Starting out in the mid 1960’s under the name The Epics, the band changed their name to The Acid Gallery in 1967. This four piece band was led by Vic Elmes (vocals, guitar), and featured Mike Blakely (drums), Ross Allen (bass), and Ian Jansen (guitar, vocals).

The Acid Gallery are best known for their 1967 single “Dance Around the Maypole”/”Right Toe Blues.” “Dance Around the Maypole” was written and produced by Roy Wood. Wood sang backing vocals and played guitar on the track. The Acid Gallery disbanded in 1969 after they reaching minimal success. Roy Wood eventually worked together with future Move/Electric Light Orchestra band mate Jeff Lynne. Blakely would join the band Christies, bringing Elmes in to play guitar and write songs.

Artist information sources include: Acid Gallery by Bruce Eder of

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…


CBS 4608 – 1969
Dance Around the Maypole

  • Dance ‘Round The Maypole
  • Right Toe Blues